Girl Injures Throat and Dies

A 10-YEAR-OLD girl died after she allegedly fell while running downhill and hit the zinc structure of a toilet in Windhoek’s Okuryangava informal settlement on Saturday.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Slogan Matheus told a media briefing yesterday that the girl fell and hit the zinc structure, cutting her throat open. She died on the way to the Katutura State Hospital.

The girl has been identified as Justina Pineas, and her next of kin have been informed. Police investigations to establish the exact circumstances that led to her death continue.

The Katutura police have opened a docket of inquest, following the death of Khomasdal resident Jason Pombili Haufiku (25), over the weekend.

Haufiku, an employee of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, returned home from work on Friday and went into his bathroom to take a shower. His body was only discovered in the shower cubicle the next morning by his landlord, with the water still running.

The landlord and other tenants decided to investigate after they realised the water had been running since Friday.

It is suspected that Haufiku might have had a heart attack during the shower. A post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

A ‘street kid’ died in the centre of Windhoek on Sunday morning at around 09h45 when he allegedly fell and injured his head after being slapped.

According to the police, an 18-year-old man and his father left their vehicle parked in Kasch Street. When they returned, the young man was approached by three ‘street kids’.

One of them grabbed his wrist, while another drew a knife and demanded N$2. The 18-year-old allegedly slapped one of the street kids, causing him to fall. He hit his head against the concrete and died on the spot.

Although the deceased was identified by his friends, he cannot be named because the police are yet to inform his relatives.

The police have laid a charge of murder against the 18-year-old and a case of attempted robbery against the street kids.

Matheus said police investigations into the matter continue.


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Source : The Namibian